Our tip #1 is to go out immediately, lie on the grass in a comfortable position (we suggest the one in Falk Haberkorn's drawing – see above), and soak up the sunshine until the moon replaces the sun. The next best thing to do is to nurture your mind with art and music, preferably at the places we recommend you to visit this week.
19.00 Erik Steinbrecher - Untitled Monochrome @ OZEAN
WHY: "Untitled Monochrome" by Erik Steinbrecher is a floorpainting for OZEAN - far beyond imagination. This seascape is made of a huge amount of salts and water; mediterranean salt, black krim salt, atlantic salt, tropic salt, indian salt, aborigines salt, and many more.
OZEAN / Schleiermacherstrasse 31, 10961 Berlin, U Gneisenaustrasse / show open through 02.04 / free entry / more info
17.00 Birgit Brenner - Selbst Schuld / Your Own Fault @ Galerie EIGEN + ART Berlin
WHY: "It was supposed to be a story about knocked-out front teeth. Now they're somewhere in a box. Among all the things she's long since lost track of. (...)" The usual everyday press release is replaced with a story, which serves as an intriguing teaser for Birgit Brenner's exhibition "Your Own Fault". Birgit is said to be one of the "most radical contemporary artists", which is another reason not to miss the opening of her show.
Galerie EIGEN + ART Berlin / Auguststrasse 26, 10117 Berlin, S Oranienburger Str. - U Weinmeisterstr. / show open through 19.04 / free entry / more info
18.00 Peter Klare - En Plein Air @ Invaliden1 Galerie
WHY: In the exhibition "En Plein Air", Peter Klare presents a number of small landscape paintings, together with a large scale one. The shown paintings were created outdoors, in the snowy, partly monotone pine-tree forests that surround Berlin. A free and open approach to allegedly old topics is taken as an excuse to expose, to test freedom, romanticism, and painting. Far from conceptual picture strategies and from painting “en vogue”, the artist releases a fresh winter breeze from the forest into the sunbathed city.
Invaliden1 Galerie / Schönleinstr. 25, 10967 Berlin, U Schönleinstr. / show open through 19.04 / free entry / more info
19.00 FEED 031314: Mika Vainio, Pierce Warnecke @ KW Institute for Contemporary Art
WHY: This week's FEED features performances by Mika Vainio and Pierce Warnecke. Mika Vainio, one half of the pioneering electronic duo Pan Sonic, is also known for his unique solo projects, mainly abstract drone works and minimal avant techno. Pierce Warnecke is a sound and video artist, who will be performing "Memory Fragments", a piece that explores recordings as memories by taking samples of a physical space.
KW Institute for Contemporary Art / Auguststrasse 69, 10117 Berlin, S Oranienburger Str. - U Oranienburger Tor - U Weinmeisterstr. / €10 / more info
18.00 Annette Kelm, Lisa Lapinski @ Johann König, Berlin
WHY: Double the opening, double the fun - this Friday enjoy two solo shows under one roof. In the exhibition named "Captain Hook at Eton", Lisa Lapinski will present her new works, including sculptures, photographs, and a sound piece. Artworks by Annette Kelm will be on display in the other half of the gallery.
Johann König, Berlin / Dessauer Str. 6-7, 10963 Berlin, S+U Potsdamer Platz / shows open through 26.04 / free entry / more info: Annette Kelm - Lisa Lapinski
19.00 Brad Downey - Sculpture, Leftovers and Documentation @ Haus am Lützowplatz
WHY: Brad Downey works with various media to reflect on concepts about the Establishment versus the audience. His first institutional solo exhibition in Berlin is mainly a selection of videos that document the interventions in public space, with which he provoked a lot of attention internationally in the recent years.
Haus am Lützowplatz / Lützowplatz 9, 10785 Berlin, U Nollendorfplatz / show open through 27.04 / free entry / more info
18.00 Falk Haberkorn - Hastily Rendered Men @ KLEMM'S
WHY: Falk Haberkorn examines the border between image and language, formation and formulation, photography and text. The question of how the artist can inscribe himself into the world, into history as well as into the present is crucial to and often reflected in his work. Dealing with memory and tradition, preservation and erasure, conferment and loss, is the basis on which he elaborates his scripture-images and performative site-specific works.
Klemm's / Prinzessinnenstr. 29, 10969 Berlin, U Moritzplatz / show open through 19.04 / free entry / more info
20.00 Berlin 1927 // 21.00 Heizraum Concert Series 8 @ ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik
WHY: "Berlin 1927" is the latest project of the Belgian band We Stood Like Kings. They will perform their post-rock soundtrack for the film "Berlin : Symphony of a Metropolis" in the former cargo hall of the Güterbahnhof (goods station), creating a juxtaposition of past and present visions of the city.
The evening will continue with the eight edition of Heizraum - a program of live experimental music, which will go on until 03h with the bands Dscrd, Delmore fx and Exrotaprint & DJs Misantrop' and Sculet.
ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik / Siemensstrasse 27, 10551 Berlin, U Birkenstr. - S+U Westhafen / single €5, combined €8 / more info: Berlin 1927 - Heizraum 8